Del Mar Stable News

These news articles are specific to the Backside including Stable Notes and other race-related stories. For official Press Releases and announcements, you can read our News & Press Releases.

Favored Fluffy Socks Flys Late to Take Down Jimmy Durante Stakes

Saturday, November 28th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Fluffy Socks © Benoit Photo Head of Plains Partners’ favored Fluffy Socks escaped tight quarters at the head of the stretch, then accelerated smartly to draw clear at the finish for a half-length tally in...

Stable Notes November 28, 2020

Saturday, November 28th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Arklow © Benoit Photo IRISH, AND LOTS OF OTHER, EYES ARE SMILING ABOUT ARKLOW Jerry Crawford, head of the Donegal Racing partnership group, and his wife Linda debated “long and hard” about making the trip...

Classy Arklow Home First Friday in Del Mar's Hollywood Turf Cup

Friday, November 27th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Arklow © Benoit Photo The class of the field ran like it Friday at Del Mar as Arklow tracked close to the leaders in the 12-furlong Hollywood Turf Cup, then got the jump on his...

Stable Notes November 27, 2020

Friday, November 27th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Orglandes © Benoit Photo ONE DOWN, FOUR TO GO FOR TEAM CHAD BROWN Phase I of Operation Del Mar Turf Festival for trainer Chad Brown’s contingent was successfully accomplished Thursday when favored Orglandes made a...

Brown Trio Head Grade I Matriarch; 11 in DeMille in Del Mar Finale

Friday, November 27th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Chad Brown © Benoit Photo Chad Brown went to the Bobby Frankel School of Thoroughbred Training. The late Hall of Famer, who left us in 2009, was a demanding teacher – tough taskmaster might be...

Favored Orglandes Powers Late to Take Thursday's Red Carpet

Thursday, November 26th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Orglandes © Benoit Photo New York invader Orglandes turned it on late under champion jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. to take down honors by a half length in the Grade III Red Carpet Handicap at Del...

Stable Notes November 26, 2020

Thursday, November 26th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Smooth Like Strait © Benoit Photo CAN SMOOTH LIKE STRAIT FEND OFF INVADERS IN HOLLYWOOD DERBY? Home field advantage has become a dubious concept in these times of limited spectators at sporting events. But the...

$300,000 Hollywood Derby Saturday Tops Sparkling Card at Del Mar

Thursday, November 26th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Storm The Court © Benoit Photo Headed by the $300,000, Grade I Hollywood Derby, Del Mar will present one of the best racing cards seen at the shore oval in decades Saturday on the penultimate...

Dozen to Test Stamina Friday in 12-Panel Hollywood Turf Cup

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Oscar Dominguez © Benoit Photo A wide-open edition of the $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup – a handicapping delight for those who like the challenge of a well-matched and highly competitive field – will be the...

10 Marathoning Distaffers Set for Thanksgiving Tussle at Del Mar

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Never Be Enough © Benoit Photo Ten fillies and mares will test their lung and leg power over a mile and three eighths on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course Thanksgiving Day at Del Mar in...